Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Queen of Sabbath 2021

- Iron City Asskickers 1998

- Buoyancy 2020

- Southland Tales 2006

- Canaan Land 2020

- My Secret Billionaire 2021

- Being Dead 2020

- Heart Wreck 2021

- The Ballad of Captain Vengence 2020

- Versus 2000

- Dead Air 2021

- Nuns: An Italian Horror Story 2020

- X 2019

- Dramatica Diablos - The Torren Fruit of Eden 2021

- The Act of Reading 2019

- Playdurizm 2020

- The El Duce Tapes 2019

- Erotophono- philiac: Documents of a Lust Murderer 2021

- Witches Night 2021

- Paradise Cove 2021

- Magic Island 2020

- Butchers 2020

- Nothing Else 2021

- ... As If They Were Angels 2018

- Zegen 1987

- Shellfish 2021

- The Mimic 2020

- The Astrology of Pandemics 2021

- Tale of Tails - Pilot 2021

- All Too Human 2018

- Vigilante 1982

- Smothered 2019

- Mother's Day Memories 2019

- Invasion Ireland 2013

- Confession 2020

- Sheep Without a Shepherd 2019

- Volcanic UFO Mysteries 2021

- Hank 2019

- Mandao Returns 2020

- Honesty Weekend 2020

- The Thinning Veil 2019

- Tremors 1990

- Space MOMs 2021

- The Poltergeist Diaries 2021

- John #3 2017

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Caleb's Door

USA 2009
produced by
Marilyn Horowitz, Lisa Lawrence for Chaos and Desire Productions
directed by Arthur Vincie
starring Carl Di Maggio, Charles Stransky, Penny Balfour, Andrea Reese, Stephen C.Bradbury, Rick Mowat, Abigail Lopez, Cathy Haase, Michael Philip Del Rio, David Runco, Dean Alai, Eric Shaamma, Neal Lerner, Joshua Shull, John Putman
written by Arthur Vincie, music by Marek Kisiel

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Ex marine and wannabe writer Caleb (Carl DiMaggio) returns to his hometown, and before you know it, he has hooked up again with his ex Liz (Penny Balfour) and has had sex with her (though she's only days away from getting married), and his old priest Joseph (Charles Stransky) - whom he doesn't have sex with. But he's also plagued by dreams about a red door and a cloaked killer ... and when Liz falls into a coma and father Joseph is almost killed by a heart attack, he links these events to his dreams, and eventually finds out everything has to do with his violent father, whom he hasn't seen for ages - but when he arrives at his place, he learns that dad has died a month ago. The next time the red door of his dreams appears to Caleb, he walks through it, and on the other side he finds Liz and father Joseph in trance, held by the cloaked man, who reveals himself to be Caleb's own father, who did all of this only to lure his son here. Dad promises to let the priest and the woman go if Caleb follows him to the land of the dead - to which Caleb agrees, but then he tricks his father and throws him into the land of the dead on his own.

In the end, both Liz and father Joseph are saved, and Caleb has finished the book he was writing on.

 

To sum this film up in a word: What?

Ok, the whole thing doesn't start out too badly and promises some David Lynch-style mystery with a few slasher elements thrown in just for good measure. But after a while, the film veers off into psychoanalysis and religious symbolism, and gets both so horribly wrong that it tries to save itself into the most stupid of endings.

That all said, you might like the first half of the movie for its buildup of weirdness, but do yourself a favour and turn off after this to not be utterly disappointed.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Caleb's Door
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Caleb's Door here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Caleb's Door at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD